DEFINITION: The transition words/phrases connect ideas and also introduce contrast, agreement, purpose, result, conclusion, etc.
They are the words which will transfer from idea to another idea
Example: He is not only a nice guy but also a nice computer operator.
Following Transition words are used to show agreement, similarity and addition.
|Transition words||Example||Transition words||Example|
|As well as||He performs as well as the other.||Too||He has a perfect job, too.|
|As a matter of fact||He is not a student. As a matter of fact he does not like studying.||Then||You have to study then you will be able to compete.|
These transition words are used to show contrast, opposition and limitation.
|Of course, you are right but I can’t do it.||Otherwise|
They should play well otherwise they’ll lose.
On the other hand
He loves to work; on the other hand the doctor has restricted him from working.
They can take time besides they have to make count of the time they take.
The following transition words present specific conditions, intentions and purpose.
In order to
He talks in order to improve his speaking.
He tries hard so that he is successful.
In the event that
He seemed so good in the event that he made his century.
With this intention
I will get the position; with this intention he is going to challenge his rivals.
The following transition words are used to give examples, support or to emphasis on the idea.
Pakistan exports sport goods. For instance, bat, ball, football, etc.
|With this in mind||He will win, with this in mind he entered the competition|
Important to realize
It is important to realize that you have insufficient balance.
He lies a lot. In fact he is a liar.
These transition words are used to express effect, consequence and result:
Note: for and because are used before the cause or reason. The others are used before consequence/result.
He works hard for promotion.
He likes black because it is professional.
He could not beat his brother thus he is out of the game.
In that case
He committed crime; in that case he was arrested by the police.
For expressing restatement, conclusion or summary, we use the followings:
After a lot of hard work, ultimately he got the deserved position.
In either case
You do it or not, in either case you will be in loss.
To sum up
Hadia washed the dishes, Asghar collected the plates, Mehrin arranged the hall, to sum up they all did their hard work.
Their overall performances were good in all the matches of tournament.
The following Transition words are used to talk about time, sequence and chronology.
|Sooner or later||Sooner or later, you have to perform.||As long as||There is a hope as long as he plays for us.|
|As Soon as||He killed him as soon as he got Khaliq killed his cousin.||All of a sudden||Everything was going well, all of a sudden something exploded.|
These Transition words are used to mention place and locations.
In the middle
|He interrupted in the middle of class.||Between|
The village is in between the two mountains.
|He sits next to his sister.||Across||He came across the road after a lot of difficulties.|
Use transitional words according to the given command to fill in the blanks.
- He was standing ________________________ of the road. (Place)
- There is always a chance ___________________ he is there. (time)
- His ________________ points were a bit more than his rivals. (summary)
- Sacajawea worked hard ______________ he wanted to be in the tournament’s finals. (purpose)
- ______________________ he is a teacher ____________ he is not able to address the audience. (contrast)
- There will be a problem, _________________________ they did not play game. (support)
- They will apply for the job _______________ they will be called for interview. (addition)
- Germany has the highest rate of literacy _____________ they support their students. (reason)